Four Teams Playing for Regular Season Title
What more could you ask? Two pretty good series this weekend. New Mexico at Nevada and UNLV at San Diego State. As I've been saying the last few weeks little has been settled in the Mountain West. The Lobos and the Rebels are tied at the top and Nevada is two games out and the Aztecs are three out. If The Aztecs and the Wolf Pack can win their series then the race becomes tighter still. As I've said before, my money is on the pitching of UNLV. Let's see what happens.
New Mexico (16-8) at Nevada (14-10)
The Lobos invade Reno to play the Wolf Pack in a series that could spell the end for the Pack. Then again they could vault over two teams and be the leader going into the last weekend. How strange would that be? This is a true case of having your future in your own hands; New Mexico this weekend and UNLV the next to end the season. Could be good. New Mexico hopes to ruin it all I'm sure. After this series the Lobos finish up with Air Force.
San Jose State (9-18) at Air Force (7-17)
This is the battle for the cellar. San Jose State is out of the cellar and hopes to remain so. They are ahead of the Falcons by the slimmest of margins (half a game). The Spartans are coming off an emotional series win against Fresno State which was their first of the year. Long time coming, dudes. Air Force is actually doing a lot better in the second half of the year than their record indicates. These two will probably play each other at the play-in game in the MWC Tournament.
UNLV (16-8) at San Diego State (13-11)
This is another good get together. The Aztecs are three out of the lead so they can't be swept and losing the series would be tough. UNLV has the pitching and good enough hitting and the Aztecs are decent in all aspects but the hitting is the strong suit. As I said a good match-up.
Fresno State is basically taking the weekend off and is playing a disjuncted series with Bakersfield in a calm and gentlemanly manner. Those two? Yeah, right.